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Located at the SE corner of the Pier Parking Garage, steps away from the Fisher Family Pier.

3465 Pier St. Pompano Beach, FL 33062 Open: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm daily

Local visitor information and discount coupons available.

Casino and Gaming:

Dania Jai-Alai, Dania Beach

Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood: The beautifully renovated Hard Rock Casino offers

3,100 of the most popular Slots, nearly 200 Table Games and a new 45-table Poker Room. Colorful design elements and contemporary architectural details enhance the expanded layout. Located about 20 minutes south of Pompano,

Seminole Indian Gaming Casino Hollywood https://www.seminoleclassiccasino

Seminole Classic Casino has the best slot machines in South Florida, a wide selection of LIVE action table games, and high stakes bingo. The action never stops – we're open 24/7/365 and are located just minutes away from Miami.

The Big Easy Casino, Hallandale Beach

From Vegas-style showgirls to a Bourbon Street atmosphere, Mardi Gras Casino features a large 70,000 square foot gaming center with slots, poker tables with Texas Hold’em, Omaha, and 7 Card Stud games, simulcast greyhound, harness and thoroughbred racing, and live historic greyhound racing.

 Mizner Park in Boca Raton. Explore unique stores and enjoy old-world charm at its best. Town Center at Boca Raton, on Glades Road in Boca Raton.

RESTAURANTS: Dozens within walking distance, North of Bahama Beach Club. My favorites:

Oceanic Seafood Just north of the fishing pier. Upscale dining with beautiful

(Oceanfront) New cuisine multiple rooms inside and outside. Stunning outside bar area.

Beach House Mixed Rustic and trendy, seating inside and out, lunch and dinner

(Oceanfront) downstairs. Popular rooftop bar and limited menu upstairs.

Lucky Fish Raw Bar Open air, very casual, tiki-style full bar, (Oceanfront) Tappas food and music.

Sunset Catch Seafood On the north side of Atlantic Blvd. Eat outdoors or indoors,

(Intracoastal) Northern Italian seafood, live music many evenings

Rusty Hook Tavern Seafood One block north of Atlantic Blvd., next to Sands Harbor hotel.

(Intracoastal) Grille Eat outdoors or indoors. Indoor bar.

Sands Tiki Bar Bar/Bites Casual outdoor bar and dining on the waterfront behind Sands

(Intracoastal) Harbor hotel.

“Restaurant Row” has great casual choices along the very last block of Atlantic Blvd at the beach:

Briney Irish Pub Very Casual Live music most nights. Lively “hole in the ground.” Good food.

9 Face Sushi Sushi Good reviews

Carloucccis Italian / Pizza Always good

Jordanian Restaurant Wraps, Salads So-so

Razzelberries Ice Cream Family-owned Pompano landmark for decades – all home-made

Take a walk over the Atlantic Blvd Bridge for these great choices (all on the North side of street):

Houston’s Steakhouse On your right as soon as you walk over the Intracoastal. Great

(waterfront) food, service, atmosphere. Does not accept reservations.

The Foundry American/ Just over the Intracoastal on the North side of Atlantic Blvd.

Ethnic Mix Popular, mid priced, outdoor/indoor.

Juke Box Diner Breakfast On Atlantic Blvd, just over the bridge on right, before Publix

Phil’s Heavenly Pizza On Atlantic Blvd, just over the bridge on right, before Publix

Café Maxx Five Star Expensive but very good. On North side of Atlantic Blvd., two

Amer Grill blocks west of Intracoastal Waterway, before Publix.

My favorites to drive to:

Aruba’s Casual Mix Large menu with everything—all good. Draws diverse (oceanfront) crowd. Commercial Blvd. at the ocean (about two miles south)

Blue Moon Fish Co. Seafood Best Sunday brunch in South Florida. 10 min. drive south,

(waterfront) NE corner of Commercial Blvd. and Intracoastal Waterway.

Peking Duck Chinese Great food, great prices. Drive West on Atlantic Blvd. over the Intracoastal and past Federal Hwy/US 1. Peking Duck is a few

blocks down on the left at 11th Ave.

Jet Ski & Boat Rentals

Jet skiing is a popularized sport that many families cannot afford back at home, but this guided, 150-minute Pompano Beach tour is fit to match every budget. Hop aboard one of KC Watersports’ speedy, well-maintained jet skis and follow a skilled, charismatic tour guide all across the city’s most beautiful stretches, including the newly-remodeled Pompano Beach Fishing Village and Hillsboro Lighthouse.

Paddleboarding The exceptional instructors and guides at Florida Paddleboard provide eager travelers with in-depth lessons that cover all of the basics as well as insider knowledge to ensure that stay you planted on your board. You’ll venture through some of the prettiest hidden secrets in Pompano Beach. These mostly wave-less areas are home to several unique underwater species, including manatees, spotted eagle rays, and schools of tarpon.


Looking to do something other than going to the beach South Florida has lots to offer,private parks and theme parks to visit, including places like Boomers amusement park, Flamingo Gardens, Jungle Island, Miami Seaquarium, Miami Metro Zoo, Lion Country Safari, Morikami Museum and Gardens, Billie Swamp Safari, Everglades Safari Park and Rapids Water Park.